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. speaker. mr. speaker, i rise in support of yucca mountain which by law is designated as the site for permanent geological repository for our nation's spent nuclear fuel. last year the president's blue ribbon commission on america's nuclear future issued a report but barred from even evaluating the merits of yucca mountain, despite the fact that it has been approved in a bipartisan basis by congress and signed into law by the president -- actually reaffirmed by signing of the law in 2002, the initial law was passed in 1982, and the law was amended in 1987 which in a bipartisan manner passed thue both chambers, signed by -- through both chambers, signed by different presidents, established that yucca mountain would be the repository for our nuclear spent fuel. what the blue ribbon commission did say was any host community should expect incentives. that commitment is no different from nevada when it comes to yucca mountain, and good news. the local county is consenting and ready to negotiate with the department of energy. in advance of yucca mountain even receiving its first deliver
benefits as couples. in fact, bill clinton who signed doma into law when he was president, is now asking the u.s. supreme court to overturn it. let's bring in cnn legal contributor powell cowen. how much will the reversal potentially make? >> supreme court justices would tell you they're immune from politicians lobbying them. they're appointed for life by the president, and the founding fathers frankly set up the system so you would have sort of an independent judiciary. i don't think bill clinton's position will have a major impact on the court. >> so what the constitutional argument that will be made to keep doma in place? >> well, there are two cases before the court this week. one on tuesday and one on wednesday. the first on tuesday is called the prop 8 case. california case, and it's very interesting because the california supreme court said gay marriage is legal. they said it's against the california constitution to ban it. and then lawyers came in and voters went out and they adopted prop 8, which amended the california constitution to make it illegal. so they stuck it to the jud
job was to the introduction changed. [laughter] i happily attended stanford law school but in the process i met my husband to be john o'connor and he was a year behind me in moscow and we decided to get married and i graduated you both like to eat that met one of us would have to work and that was me. i thought no problem there were at least 40 notices from law firms and california saying law graduates we would be happy to talk to about job opportunities. give us a call. there were 40 different messages. i would call every month not a single one would even give me an interview. why? because we don't hire women. that was the way it was. i got out about 1952 but isn't that amazing? they wouldn't even talk and i really did need to get a job. [laughter] i heard the county attorney from redwood city once had a woman lawyer on the staff and i thought that was encouraging. unaided appointment. in california they elect the county attorney. so he gave me an appointment he was very ninth set -- nice and agreeable and did say he had a woman on his staff and she did well and he wou
, and the ability to get a job. not just because they are present in violation of the law but because they have a criminal record. this is a recipe for disaster that is irresponsible and unjustified. to make matters worse, many of these individuals lack the money, family, support and the ability to get a job, not just because they are present in violation of the law, but because they have a right -- a criminal record ultimately, the nonsensical action demonstrates the inability and a lack of desire on behalf of the administration to enforce the law, even against illegal immigrants convicted of serious crimes. we learned that 72% of the people released an okra record at all. another 21% had convictions for one or two misdemeanors only. unless to rector martin, who we welcome here today, tells us something different, this means that 93% of the people released by ice were not criminals or low, low level offenders. second, the title of the as for whether this was motivated by policy or politics, from my investigations, i don't believe it was either. i don't believe it was policy because we have no
. currently, it is against the law to purchase a gun if you are a criminal or have a dangerous record but not all require background checks. democrats are trying to put forward a bill that requires universal background checks. that has been the top priority for president obama. this bill will not include the assault weapons ban, which would ban certain types of high- capacity assault rifles and other weapons. there was not enough support in the senate to feel like that was possible to include and be able to pass the floor in the senate. it is a bit of a blow to the president agenda. host: here is the headline in the "washington post" -- how significant is it that the lead democrats and the senate is coming up with something and is going to move forward? it is significant that it is harry reid. prided himself on the support he received from the nra. he was able to use the support of gun rights groups to defeat in aepublican opponents difficult race. he has been reluctant to support gun control throughout the years. since the newtown shooting, he has been largely silent on the issue. it
. that is under current law, the law the president supports. he changed to make that, so it is financially feasible. our program would move us in the direction of premium support, which is what members of congress have. it will allow for a certain amount of money subsidy, a benefit check, if you will, for seniors to be able to utilize that to purchase what they want for themselves so they are able to have an insurance program that is much more responsive to them. as a physician, medicare patients are having a whale of a time finding doctors to take medicare. if you are a new medicare patients and your doctor prior to the agencies the five does not take medicare patients, you have a very difficult time finding a new dr. who will take a new medicare patient. one out of every three doctors in this country have limited the number of patients they are seeing. see no of every eight medicare patients at all. the program is flawed and needs to be reformed. we need to strengthen medicare. our guest,rice is republican of georgia. we are talking about budgetary matters. the numbers are on the screen.
of what happened nobody has any idea what motivated this murder. law enforcement said they're not jumping to conclusions whether his job or his job as second in command of state prisons in missouri before he came to colorado, whether any of those job titles had anything to do with his murder last night. they said they're keeping an open mind as to the possibility that what he does for a living had nothing to do with why he was killed. but in response to the killing, at what is already a heightened time of political tension in the state, colorado officials have responded by increasing security for other top government officials in the state. they have also increased security at the governor's mansion. this is happening in colorado at an already heightened time. the colorado legislature has been debating and passing gun reform legislation and that debate has been unusually contentious. they have pledged on the floor of the senate that they will disobey them. they will disobey the state's new laws. democratic lawmakers have received threats for their support of gun reform. criminal charges h
dollar it seems that we spend, leave the president's health care law in place, put new regulations on main street. and this is what will get -- what we'll get more of. family will continue to fall further and further behind. families who are looking for a job, who either drop out completely an give up working, or they're forced onto food stamps. families that watched wall street grow wealthier as they gain, what, $10 a month in their paycheck? the republican budget changes the course of not just our financial position of the country, it changes the course of our economy. adding immediately 1% growth, closing that growth gap here in this first year. arding more income, $1,500 to a family. over the next 10 years, doing dramatically more, both for families to come. that's what the republican budget is about, about chaining the growth gap, closing it, giving our families a fighting chance again. i reserve the balance of my time. the chair: the gentleman reserves. the gentlelady from new york. ms. ma low mi: i grant seven minutes to a new member of the joint economic committee, john del
-sex marriageings. both laws aim to block same-sex marriage becoming legal. a decision isn't expected until sometime in june. today a palace memorial will be held for tom clemens head of the colorado prison system. you remember this he was shot dead in his home last week. he was a troubled son of a good friend of the colorado governor. he died in a shootout in the state of texas. heather? >> well postal workers across the country have a message. they want to continue saturday mail delivery. it is mandated law but the loss is threatening to cut it to save money. karen gray of houston stopped rallies in virginia in maryland. they protested the same saturday service. >> the possibility of an end to saturday delivery looms large. the general wants to stop saturday mail delivery starting with office. the national association of letter carriers said a loud collective. >> this is part of a pre-meditated rumor designed to stop the postal service. >> union leaders more of the same. >> deliver on rday. >> they agree more are paying bills on-line but not everybody like seniors those who live in rural areas and
the full spectrum of constitutional conservativism, including life and marriage and the rule of law. [applause] on the life question. it is simple. i went through the toughest election of my life last fall. i had cameras around me from st. patrick's day to november 6. they were trying to get a second or a minute to run against me in a single ad. they did not get one second, by the way. of they are in the business try to say i did not back up any issue. we battled against life. is human life sacred in all of its forms? yes, it is. at one moment does life begin? at conception. the people on the other side of this question dare not answer either one of those question, they know they lose the debate. i stood on life and i stood on marriage. [applause] and the thing that a bunch of people are backing away from these challenge don't seem to realize, i'm still standing. [applause] why is that? i did not run a campaign on jobs in the economy, jobs in the economy, and beat that drum until i beat people into sleep. that is part of it but the rest of this has to be added together or we can nev
of law. [applause] and on the life question, it's really pretty simple. i went through the toughest election of my life last fall. i had tracking cameras around me from st. patrick's day until november 6th, one to three cameras always focused on me trying to get a second or a minute that they could run against me in an ad. they didn't get a single second that they could run against me, not one second, by the way. [applause] but they're in the business of trying to undermine and weaken us, and i didn't back up on any principle. we debated the issue of life, and i said my opponent, my leftist opponent cannot answer two questions on life. is human life sacred in all of its forms? yes, it is. and at what moment does life begin? the instant of conception. and the people on the other side of this question dare not answer either one of those questions. they know they lose the debate. i stood on life, and i stood on marriage -- [applause] and the thing that a bunch of people that have been backing away from these challenges don't seem to realize that i'm still standing. [applause] now, why
, and now communications services that serve the public interest. that is the mandate they wrote into law to guide the fcc. is it in the public interest for people in rural areas to hospital, their local government services, family members, and others? the fcc is under both republican and democratic chairman have said yes, it is. host: on twitter -- are there steps you can give about where this program is most use? and the roleline internet connections? on the fcc website, the their reports on all these programs a go into great detail about where they're provided, how much, and where. universalder the service administrative company and their required to disclose where and who gets the service. that is how they have found out through these reforms, that there were a number people getting the service who were not qualified. as withgo to fcc.ogv, oft things, and the pages material and statistics, the universal service fund, enter that into the search box, the universal service fund, and it will take you to the pages. host: stats from the universal service administrative program. 110 million
find out where your law makers are. are they in session five days a week? they should be working. these are things you can be doing now. these are simple solutions but concrete ones. how can you deal with the issues of our day in two and a half days a week. the house is in session 11 days in february. we can make elected officials accountable here and now. those are some of the first steps. then we talk about redistricting commissions. open primaries i think is crurblee. we should have by annual budget. no budget, no pay. we haven't had a budget in three years. imagine that. the list gos on. i could name some others too. >> before we go on, i've already messed up my moderating duties. we are going to put on screen now the fist poll question of the afternoon we're going to put to our television and our online audience. the question as you can see or will see in a second is the congress envisioned by our founders still able to meet the changing need of our country. and the key word is anal to meet the changing needs. i think it is a strong no is it meeting the needs. ut is it able
years. it was a law. every reasonable political observer admits the budget control act which had the force of law was a budget, period, but no because it was -- it was not a resolution, it was a law, which is much stronger than any resolution we do here. they have yelled and screamed, as i've indicated. still, republicans pined for the days of the so-called regular order and the senate would vote on a budget resolution that would set spending priorities for the fiscal year. republicans, we were told, we heard, we saw, were desperate to have a budget debate, desperate. let's -- and had charts out here. they were desperate for an amendment. they wanted a vote-a-rama, and they had charts, speeches and demonstrations to prove it. they had, mr. president, press conference after press conference after press conference. they even had a calendar that they brought out here almost daily telling the days since the senate passed a budget resolution -- not a law which was already in effect but a resolution. i was amazed yesterday, i mean amazed, flabbergasted, stunned when republicans blocked
of national voting rights laws. next to that story in the washington times, g.o.p. takes issue with e.p.a. nominee senator roy blunt saying he will place a hold on jeannie mcathey poised to take over the aines until -- >> and then on the nomination, they come out with a lengthy piece opposing mr. perez saying obama's nominee muscled a city to drop a supreme court case. then on gay marriage, new poll out from washington, d.c. shows record support for gay marriage. this comes ahead of tuesday's oral argument next tuesday's oral argument at the supreme court where they will be taking up two cases related to gay marriage. and then here is the "new york post" with this headline. host: here's what the former secretary of state had to say in a video posted online. >> suspect marriage for lesbian and gay couples. >> i support it personally and as a matter of policy and law. embedded in a broader effort to advance equality and opportunity for lgbt americans and all americans. like so many others, my personal views have been shaped over time by people i have known and loved. by my experience re
. they passed law after law after law and it has never been done. on both those issues, actual border security and stopping people from coming over illegally, and stopping visa overstays the government is in a mess. jon: the visa overstay ought to be a easy part. this is somebody presents passport and documentation and comes into the country and then disappears. >> especially after september 11th. they passed the patriot act con contained a provision about visa overstays. before that was done in the late '90s done after the first world trade center bombings. people come in, thererecord fort the federal government is not able to track them and find out if their visa expires and haven't left, then where they are. that is something almost at, at the starting point now. they just haven't been able to do it. jon: well i know that the senate proposals on immigration reform from say senator marco rubio and also senator rand paul put heavy emphasis on the border security. so where do those proposals go if we have no way of measuring whether the border is actually secure or not? >> rube yos people -- r
the committee that was supposed to find all the cuts failed. the sequester came into law. it's an antimilitary provision. it was put in by jack lew, a very liberal member of the president's, at that time, chief of staff for offic office of mot and budget. the president seems to be quite happy to see these cuts fall on the defense department. he seems to be happy to have this happen. why do you say that? i say, because he's done nothing to philadelphia it. -- to fix it except demand something that he has no right to demand. that is, to violate this agreement and raise taxes and spend more. and that's not going to happen. congress is not going to vote to violate the agreement they made with the american people just less than two years ago. if we give in on that, we might as well quit. and our colleagues say they want to have a balanced approach to the budget, and they're going to raise taxes, and most people hear that think that the taxes will be used to reduce the deficit. but it's not. the taxes are going to be used to fund more spending over the agreement we've had in place now for about 18 o
would be different. i think at the end of the day if we had like a law enforcement person or former law enforcement person, or someone like that as the national face of it, it would make it easier in some of the areas or some of the states you're talking about. but i don't think bloomberg -- >> gabby giffords is participating and give a different experience. they examine at it a different way and have their own group that doesn't have the funding that bloomberg has but they have a personal touch. pretty prominent law enforcement people have come forward. i get the point about the big city divide because one of the things we hear a lot from members who live in rural states and states with duplicate roots in the hunting and sportsman community and they don't see the world in the same way a big city mayor might and they have to really deal with the issue there are many gun owners in their states who say, hey, i'm a responsible person and i wouldn't do those things and don't restrict rights they believe are their own. it gets very, very personal. when you look at a mark pryor of arkansas he
there except the room she booked for her in-laws. lee's parents could not get on board. >> what will we do? my in laws don't speak english and they don't drive. >> she couldn't leave them stranded in long beach, but there were no rooms available. so she did the only she could. >> i gave up my room to my in laws. >> linda and le expe their son watched -- and their son watched as the ship sailed away without them. the whole point of the cruise was left standing on shore. >> the trip was ruined. nobody could enjoy themselves because the star of the show wasn't there. >> what was worse this their luggage couldn't be retrieved and sailed off with the ship. y. >> i had nothing but the clothes on my back. >> they waited seven days in los angeles waiting for the ship to return and blakeing the -- and making the most of their time at home. >> she later found out carnival had mistakenly canceled the reservation. it happened when carnival was correcting the spelling of her mother-in-law's middle name. linda paid for that room and she she wanted her money back. >> they said it was coming in the mail and i
clinton, who signed that into law say that d.o.m.a. should be overturned and senator rob portman is citing his familiarity with this issue, his son is gay. how do you think this is going to play out in the 2014 midterms and then subsequently 2016 general election? >> well, alex, we've seen a clear shift in public opinion on this issue over the last ten years. it's been quite dramatic. all sorts of polls now, including the reuter's poll last week shows that the public supports gay marriage even civil unions. even in the south, the majority supports gay marriage or civil unions together. democrats are united on this issue. they say it's a big winner, especially among younger voters, and there's a real sort of active debate within the republican party about how to play this. there's a lot of people saying we've got to stop emphasizing these social issues because they are not working in our favor. however, if you're going to have a divisive 2016 primary, rick santorum is going to want to talk about that and that could really hurt them. >> do you think that will be the case in 2016? if you look
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back in 2006. last year an appeals court struck down the law calling it unconstitutional. trace gallagher on fox top story. is he live in our west coast news hub this afternoon. trace, experts say the timing of this is pretty unusual. >> it's unusual, shep, because the supreme court as we know as you just said is dealing with a similar case and the working policy has long been if there is a similar case being worked on the court would rule on that case first and the lower courts would use that decision to rule on other cases like the michigan case. legal experts say this could be an indication that the high court is either struggling with the texas case, is about to maybe rule on the texas case, maybe as early as this week, or doesn't believe the texas case is broad enough in scope to have a major impact. one way or another on affirmative action. we should note that justice alayna kagan has accused herself because of conflicts of interest because of both of these cases, shep, if they end four-four, they go back to the appeals court. >> shepard: two cases, trace, very similar but
to democratic governor john hick and. he is expected to sign it into law. earlier this week colorado lawmakers approved a measure limiting magazines to no more than 15 rounds. color of becomes a first date outside the east coast to restrict gun rights in the wake of newtown and/or shootings if, indeed, governor hickel lipper doesn't. the state is likely to suffer financially as well. we should point out, gun parts company back paul has threatened to leave the state of colorado over the passage of these bills. if they become law. republican congressman of indiana wrote a letter today. in that letter encouraging them to move to his home state. again, this breaking news. the colorado state legislature has passed another gun-control bill requiring universal background checks on all gun buyers and the governor, as i said, expected to sign it into law. alcohol, tobacco, gambling, pornography, no doubt that sex and san still sell big into next loudobbs@foxbusiness.com. we take a look at the numbers. president obama wants big oil to fund its own demise. we will have the latest on the president's $2 bi
could soon make it harder for consumers to sue for a drug's side effects. under federal law, generic and brand name drugs are required to have the same warning label. now, generics are attempting to decrease liability over any harmful effects. generic companies say the industry is unable to change the product due to those federal standards. a hidden affordable care act fee is popping up for u.s. employers. the $63 fee will apply to plans covering millions of americans in 2014. it applies to employers who take on workers' medical bills and some private plans sold by insurers. the fee will be smaller in 2015 and 2016. meanwhile, the aca is projected to help 30 million uninsured americans. hedge fund manager carl ichan is pumping up his position in herbalife. according to reports, ichan recently purchased 2.3 million more shares of the stock, bringing his portfolio total to 16.4 million. ichan is said to be considering a number of options with the herbalife managment, such as a takeover. on the other side of the trade, hedge fund manager bill ackman had a short position in the stock whi
and there was this grand plan to you know, institute voter i.d. laws and laws that were terrible. so since they couldn't steal the vote then now, they're going to try to earn the vote the right way. second, i think they have to speak to the issues that matter. they have to start sounding like people who are accepting of all americans of all walks of life with different ideals. everybody doesn't have to be cut from the same cloth and doesn't have to be this template model of what a republican should look like. >> given what angela just said, the tea party has really come deereded the party at certain levels or hijacked it. how do they stand up to the tea party without losing a serious purchase on the conservative almost here? conservatives are not identical with the tea parties. how do they make that distinction? >> i'm not sure they can. i think the tea party and the way that they have mobilized themselves scares everyone who is a current member of congress to death. because they're afraid that if they go too far to the center, they're going to be primary. so this is constant threat. by the way, even
of the reservations were there except the room she booked for her in-laws. lee's parents could not get on board. >> what will we do? my in laws don't speak english and they don't drive. >> she couldn't leave them stranded in long beach, but there were no rooms available. so she did the only she could. >> i gave up my room to my in laws. >> linda and le expe their son watched -- and their son watched as the ship sailed away without them. the whole point of the cruise was left standing on shore. >> the trip was ruined. nobody could enjoy themselves because the star of the show wasn't there. >> what was worse this their luggage couldn't be retrieved and sailed off with the ship. y. >> i had nothing but the clothes on my back. >> they waited seven days in los angeles waiting for the ship to return and blakeing the -- and making the most of their time at home. >> she later found out carnival had mistakenly canceled the reservation. it happened when carnival was correcting the spelling of her mother-in-law's middle name. linda paid for that room and she she wanted her money back. >> they said it was
. it supports tougher gun laws. new york city mayor michael bloomberg, the group called mayors against illegal guns, launching it. >> for me guns are for hunting and protecting my family. i believe in the second amendment and i will fight to protect it but with rights come responseabilities. heather: the national rifle association ceo blasting the campaign. why he says at that bloomberg is trying to buy america. is he right? we'll have a fair and balanced debate just ahead. bill: meantime a public memorial for the colorado prisons chief gun gunned down in his own front door. tom clements laid to rest in a private ceremony on sunday. the top suspect in the murder killed during a shootout with texas police. it happened thursday. high-speed chase the investigators say a gun found in the suspect's car does indeed much match the same brand and caliber and bullet in the murder in colorado. colorado and texas this race went. guns tests could be back today. the suspect was a member of white supremacist group. he was on parole and suspect in a murder of a pizza deliveryman eight days ago. heather: wall
't want to demonize tax delinquents. heaven forbid we demonize people who break the law. do you think democrats are going to come on board here or protect these people that aren't paying their fair share? you know, there are some concerns. obviously the argument on the other side is well if you fire them they are not going to have a job to pay their taxes at all. -understand that part of the argue: do you want people working for the federal government sometimes in sensitive positions. people who have access to personal information about you that don't have the personal responsibility even to pay their own taxes? that's what's troubling to me. whether you can get bipartisan support or not, i think we can. >> clayton: it's despicable that our tax dollars are paying their salary and they are not paying taxes. it's an outrage absolutely. >> thanks for joining us bright and early. >> any time. >> let us know what you think about this at home. use the hash tag ff weekend. >> jessie: faked an attack to look like a hero on first date. and the plan back fired. should he be sent to the slammer
loans to our small businesses who are the job creators. and even 1 240*u f.b.i,000 f.b.d other law enforcement personnel. so, yes, i say to my friend who is not here -- who is leading the filibuster, the senator from kansas -- i hope he comes and shows up -- i hear him. i feel the pain he feels. i feel the pain he feels for a his state. i have a list that i won't bore you with that shows the cuts to my state. it is painful. but how do you solve it? not by amendment after amendment after amendment on a must-pass bill that the house has said, keep it simple or the government shuts down. not that way. but by turning to the democratic budget. where senator murray and the colleagues there have restored those cuts and they won't other ways to cut, better ways to cut, sensible ways to cut. so i call on my friends on the other side of the aisle, if you want to waste 10 hours, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80 hours, it is your call. we will be here. but we are not going to put off the passage of the budget. it is too important. we will be here until it is done, and i yield my time back, and i tha
restricted abortion law in the nation. they passed a resolution that says life begins at conception essentially banning all abortions. voters will next decide next year if they want to add that to the state constitution. if it were to pass that law would almost trigger a lengthy legal battle. >>> police were asking for help trying to find this gunman firing into a chinese restaurant earlier this week. the workers inside managed to fight back keeping the man from entering the store while dodging imagine this bullets. three wounded. none of the injuries is considered life-threatening and now to that storm that ginger was telling us about. that wreaked havoc at a soccer game in colorado. the u.s. and costa rica played through a blizzard for their world cup qualifying game. the americans in their camouflage uniforms in white were hard to see and official has to use a bright yellow and purple ball. the players and fans could follow what was going on in the game which is considered calling the game but decided to play on. >> where we were going to go early and then just take it back. the
rights laws govern them. but the privacy laws permit them to make reasonable inquiry of their employees if the answer to the inquiry will help the business of the employer operate more efficiently. >>steve: this is scary because this means any company can do it. where do you draw the line? first they want to know how much you weigh, what your glow kos levels are. next they want to know are you a smoker? next do you drink coffee? >> i don't know how far this is going to go because this is the brave new world of obamacare kicking in. this is an unintended consequence or unrevealed consequence. >>alisyn: let me tell you what c.v.s. says their motivation is for doing this. a wellness review said colleagues know their key health metrics in order to take action to improve their numbers if necessary. is morethe wave of the personal responsibility in having to stop things like smoking and eating poorly if it's up to you. >> i don't think this is the wave of more personal responsibility. i think this is more corporate intrusion because the corporation has an interest in how healthy its employees
. inler: i just wanted to say my opinion, i don't think that there ought to be a law banning relatives from working on campaigns. , soad is a business owner i worked for my dead for 10 years. i don't think there's a problem -- i work for my dad. we need to find more confidence in someone you already know. the issue here is the salary that these people are being paid. friends thatse helped work in campaigns. they are doing just as big a are making 30,000 dollars a year, $5,000 a year. when you hear a relative is making a lot over the course of those years, that is over $60,000 a year. that is where the issue is. thatere is any regulation should be passed, it is regulating the salaries that they should be making. giving a fair salary to everybody and not just preference to relatives. interestingis an question. you are right. it affects morale. 32 members of congress dispensed more than $2 million in campaign funds to pay relative salaries during the last election cycle. louisville, kentucky, independent caller. caller: thank you for having me on. i am not a smart and politics as i should
. at legalzoom.com we put the law on your side. melissa: as we do every 15 minutes, let's check the markets. sandra smith is on the floor of the new york stock exchange. sandra: across the board, it seems like people are definitely shopping. tiffany shares of 2.5% right now. they did report that they see a lackluster first quarter. they are talking about the first quarter that we are in. that playing out and that nike shares are hitting a 52 week high. those gross margins that investors are really chewing on. that unexpectedly move into years. nike finally doing something right. >> we were talking about those margins. sandra smith, always, thank you. the senate gearing up for a long night. which edson is in washington, d.c. what do you have for us, rich? rich: this is the first time we have seen this in years. since budgets are mostly nonbinding spending blueprints and do not have the force of law, these amendment votes are forcing democrats and republicans into political choices. they will probably fail as one budget cuts trillions in spending imbalances in ten years. the other does not. >
about the criminal networks we're facing. it is our law enforcement combined with the military facing these criminal networks. are these nations who are working with the criminal networks on the other side who are partners with them in a number of these efforts, and what can be done in regards to that? whoever wants to take the first crack at that. >> with the exception of a couple of possibilities, i'm positive there are no government -- there are no governments that are supportive, but there are high officials within governments that are supportive. many of them for their own personal corruption purposes, but i think a few of them to make life a little more difficult for the united states. i don't want to get into the detail in an open hearing. think john is absolutely correct. this points to another real concern about these networks. on ourt just the impact population and youth using narcotics, the profits are used to corrupt officials and that undermines these fragile democracies. nameld be hard pressed to a state that was an identified narcos state. there are officials throughout
aren't following the law. >>brian: he says the money should be poured into school security so they won't have soft targets. with adam lanza, they said he taught about this attack for two years and picked that school because he knew it was an easy target. >>steve: in addition to the $12 million worth of bloomberg's money, on wednesday they will have 100 events across the united states. it will be national day to encourage action. >> there is one lucky truck driver who at 10:00 a.m. eastern time will be cashing in on his winning powerball ticket. it is sold in new jersey. they are going to be revealed today. look what is going to happen when he takes his check in borden town. >>steve: altogether the powerball ticket is worth $338 million. but when you figure out your tax bite, 46.1%. about half goes to federal and new jersey state taxes if he does take it in the lump sum, he will take home $221 million. >>brian: how do you live on that? >>steve: how do you? unfortunately, for the tax bite, it is $11 million more than it would have been last year because of that increase in taxes on peopl
. they will take up the defense of marriage act. both laws ban same-sex marriage. a decision will not come until later this year. >>> "the new york times" had a really interesting article saying a lot of the people in line are paid place holders in that line. >> i wouldn't be surprised. >> i think there are 50 seats people are dying to get their hands on. >>> $13 billion deal in place to bail out cyprus. the european union agreeing to rescue the island nation from economic collapse. the plan shrinks cyprus' bloated banking system and account holders at some banks with balances over $100,000ure yoez, they could suffer heavy losses. it calls for dismantling of the popular bank of cyprus with shareholders and bond holders expectsed to be wiped out. >>> one lucky powerball winner is holding a tickets worth $338.3 more this morning. it was sold in new jersey. it is the fourth largest jackpot and powerball history. the lump sum payout, $221 million. here are the winning numbers from saturday in case you have that ticket. 17, 29, 31, 52, 53, powerball is 31. >> sigh. not me. >> sigh. not me. i lot of n
of the signing of president obama's landmark health care reform law. three years later and the bill is still under attack from republican lawmakers. but increasing number of states that previously opposed the law are now signing on to its medicaid expansion program, with some big surprise turnarounds from states like arizona, and florida. so that leads us to our question of the day for all of you. will obama care stand the test of time? talk to me on twitter. my handle is @alexwitt. and i will be reading some of your tweets throughout the day. a critical move by congress this week to delay furlough notices for hundreds of thousands of pentagon civilian employees. the house passed a bill thursday to extend funding for workers facing sequestration cuts. the measure gives the pentagon time to decide on how best to make those cuts. and joining me now is democratic congressman william enhart. thank you so much for being here, sir. i do appreciate that for this early hour. >> good morning, alex. >> i want to ask you about this whole situation. put it into context for us. how much of an impact does
federal agencies are trimming their budgets as called for by the sequestration law that went into effect early this month. see the house hearing life 1:00 p.m. hearn on c-span3. >>> fourth four years ago today we began to providing televised access to the congress and federal government. c-span networks created by america's cable companies in 1979 and brought to you as a public service by your television provider. >> president obama leaves this evening for a three-country visit to the middle east it is his first trip to israel as u.s. president. he will arrive wednesday and meet with israeli president perez in jerusalem and in the afternoon with prime minister netanyahu. thursday president obama will go to the west bank where he will meet with palestinian authority president abbas. he will return to jerusalem for a speech on thursday night and friday the president will visit jordan. he will meet with king abdullah. he has a number of speeches and planned visits along the way. president obama will return to washington on saturday. >>> yesterday, two former middle east advisors to the whit
changed that. gay marriage, he changed that up in new york. they went ahead and changed the laws on the guns. in colorado, they did it. they changed the gun laws. and so at this point, if we can't get the federal government to do it i mean, you know with the gerrymandering, we are not going to get anything until 2014 when we might be able to get some of these people out of the government, out of the federal government. hopefully rally the democrats to come back to the poles and actually --ls and actually -- i don't know what we can do about that. so at this point, you know, until 2014, you know, we are not going to be able to get these people out of the government to change these laws. >> bill: you make a lot of since, julie anne. first of all, it's clear. we do need a federal statute because not all the 50 states are ever going to ban the sale of these weapons. as long as they can be bought and sold in one state, then they will filter out and be able to get out into every other state. it's just the way gun trafficking works. in the meantime, the ch
of years. john boehner said, it's the law of the land. he walked that back afterwards, but that is what he is thinking. this is a fight that will take place in policy documents and political documents like ryan budget but when it comes to funding -- voting on bills that will become law, obamacare -- >> this continuing resolution does not have funding for bom a bomb -- for obamacare. >> it won't. >> they will find a deal to fund it through other monies, they will not crimp it, obama will not sign thinking that will slow it down. >> we will track it, i have to jump, this is a big fed day, stocks generally liked what they heard from ben bernanke, i wonder if he was signaling a little let easy money, that is my take next up on kudlow. there's this island -- and it's got super-cute kangaroos. barrow island has got rare kangaroos. ♪ chevron has been developing energy here for decades. we need to protect their environment. we have a strict quarantine system to protect the integrity of the environment. forty years on, it's still a class-a nature reserve. it's our job to look after them. ...it's
family will comply with the law. >> amanda and her parents have acted with unquestioned patience, dignity and continue to remain hopeful. >> reporter: the court should decide today whether or not it sides with the prosecution but may not announce it today. remember, amanda was also convicted of slander for saying the police mistreated her during the investigation. she is said to have served her time for that but the court may overturn that conviction. matt? >> michelle, thank you very much. >>> new information this morning on the winning ticket from the year's largest pow per ball jackpot. >> new information, i won. >> you wouldn't be here. >> you got that right. today a lot of attention on new jersey where one winning ticket was sold until the fourth biggest power ball jackpot ever. ron allen is in bordentown, new jersey. a lot of excitement to say the at least. >> there's a lot of excitement but more excitement than anywhere at a liquor store in new jersey where the lottery commission just announced the winning ticket was sold. it is not anywhere near where i am and we didn't win but th
, putting the brakes on high frequency traders. are they breaking the law and stealing your money? a new policy from one of the country's biggest companies. tell us your weight and body fat or face a fine. "the willis reprt" is on the case. >> all that and more, but first, a top story, a warning for you and your money, a big cybersecurity threat could be headed our way, at least two major banks and three television networks in south korea reporting their computer networks crashed. officials there speculate it was all at the hands of sib terrorists from north korea. many bank customers were unable to use debit or credit cards. imagine that, atms shut down for hours. the invesgation ongoing at this time, but a big question we're asking tonight, could this happen here? right in the u.s. with your money? there's a recent string of sib attacks against the u.s. financial institutions like bank of america, wells fargo, and the list goes on and on and on. joining us, the chef technology officer at macafee. i want to start, the story is scary people saw skull and cross bones when they tried to ge
up the defense of marriage act. both laws ban same-sex marriage. >>> so a 15 seed is dancing in to the sweet 16. this is a first. for march madness. florida gulf coast rewriting the record books, dunk city we like to call them. the eagles knocking off san diego state 81-71 last night. they are so much fun. they've only been a division one team for six years. they've only been eligible for the tournament for two years. they are just awesome. if they want to keep going they will have to beat the florida gators friday night. then they will make it to the elite eight. here are the remaining match-ups. thursday night wichita state versus la salle. arizona versus ohio state. indiana taking on syracuse and marquette against miami. friday michigan state against duke kansas staking on michigan and florida against florida gulf coast. there's a big cnn bracket anchor pool christine. who is winning this? >> i'm winning the anchor pool. where are you again? >> i am fourth from last. >> really what i love about this is the amount of time you've spent watching college basketball versus the
of the matter is that the law states that the president of the united states is required to present a budget to congress by the first monday in february. that was the first monday in february, we are six weeks beyond that, the president has flagrantly, flagrantly ignored his statutory responsibility to bring to the united states congress a budget. now some folks on the other side say, it happens all the time. don't worry about that. it happens all the time. well, as a matter of fact, mr. chairman, just one term, president obama has missed the budget deadline more than any other president. he's now missed it four out of five times. in the 90 years between 1923 and 2013, president obama is the only president to miss the deadline two years in a row. he's the only president who missed the deadline three out of four years in his first term and he holds the record for the longest delay, 98 days, maybe he's -- maybe that's the record, he's trying to beat. so i want to commend again my colleagues in the congressional black caucus for bringing forward a budget. i think it's extremely important that w
to tough new anti-cruelty laws. >> this led to the largest meat recall in american history. >> reporter: and this one which exposed cruelty and unsanitary conditions at major pork producers. but now all of that could be coming to an end. under pressure from the agriculture industry at least five states now have laws making it a crime to go undercover on farm properties to record videos and agriculture industry lobbying groups used their influence and money to try to expand the ban as part of the effort they cite to what happened to these dairy farmers. an undercover investigator with mercy for animals got a job at the bettencourt's dairy operation last year and made these disturbing videos of fellow workers handling the cattle. including the use of electric prods. the five employees caught on tape were fired. even the bettencourts agree it was a damning video. agricultural lobbyists claiming that the agenda of the animal rights group is not humane treatment of animals, but rather getting publicity and promoting a vegan lifestyle. the bettencourts are using the video they object to train
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